Sunday, November 27, 2022

'Tis the Season for Giving

 Just Add Ink - Sketch #631

Stamps by Unity Stamp Company

Friday, November 25, 2022

Merry Christmas Moose!

As You Like It - Favorite Non-Traditional Christmas Animal and Why (I love moose!! They are so big and beautiful and I would love to see one in real life one day!) I don't believe we have moose in NC. I would have to go to Maine, Colorado or even Canada to see these beautiful creatures in real life. 
Creative Knockouts - Time to Be Merry
Fab n Funky - Christmas Animals
Sisterhood of Crafters - Christmas or Winter

Moose stamp by Hobby Art Limited

Thursday, November 24, 2022

Ready for Turkey & Pie

It's Thanksgiving here today in the US. I love these gnomes by Unity Stamp Company. I have my pumpkin pie cooking in the oven now and will put in my turkey in a few hours. 

Update on my neck procedure from Tuesday - I did not have it done. The doctor's office called the day before saying the doctor was out sick for the rest of the week so I would need to come in anyway that morning and just talk to the physician's assistant to make sure this is what I needed done. So after talking to her and explaining that my pain actually goes from my neck down my shoulder blades in the back, she determined that I am having muscular pain and not nerve pain so I will not be getting that procedure done at all. Now, I will go back to Physical Therapy and get some dry needling done (this is similar to acupuncture) and something else called "myofascial release" on my muscles back near my shoulders. I think is more like a deeper massage but I need to read up on this and see what they will do. I go back to the PT next Wednesday to start this. The one negative is it is not a quick fix and it could take 6-9 MONTHS for me to get some relief. UGH!!!  Oh well. 

Little Red Wagon - Let's Eat

Stamps by Unity Stamps
Nuvo drops on pie

Saturday, November 19, 2022

Santa & Reindeer at North Pole

 I feel like I have hardly added any of my cards on here lately. I have been having some neck pain (more arthritis!) so I am not joining in as many challenges as I normally do. Tuesday I go for a medial branch block in my neck. If my pain subsides, then I go back 2 weeks after that to do it again and then 2 weeks after that, I go for a radiofrequency ablation which means they target the nerve that is causing me pain and they burn off the nerve that causes the pain. The bad part is that it's not permanent as nerves grow back in about a year and I may have to have it done again. But it has to be better than surgery!!

Here's another card I made using the Hero Arts November stamp of the month.  

Christmas Card Throwdown - Santa & Friends
Crafty Catz - Christmas
Craft Rocket - Christmas/Winter
Try it on Tuesday - Traditional Christmas

Wednesday, November 16, 2022


This wreath stamp and die set go perfectly where the "O" goes. I used the J and Y letters from Sizzix.

Color Hues - Scarlet/Green

Sunday, November 13, 2022

Sending Holiday Cheer

I love this how it came out when I stamped it on black cardstock and then colored it with my colored pencils. I got the idea from Libby at Hero Arts. I would never think to stamp on black and color over it. This is Hero Art's October stamp of the month and I just fell in love with it. I used my Prismacolor pencils on this and white Hero Arts ink. I put a tiny red glitter dot on Ruloph's nose :). 

Coloring with Pencils - Anything Goes
Sweet Stampers - Christmas
Stamping Sensations - Christmas Celebrations
We Love Stamping - Christmas

Stamps by Hero Arts

Friday, November 11, 2022

Give Thanks

 It's hard to believe Thanksgiving is less than 2 weeks away! I watercolored this. 

Just Add Ink - Wings
My Time to Craft - Creatures Great or Small

Stamps by Newton's Nook, Sunny Studio

Tuesday, November 8, 2022

Deck the Halls

I love this Christmas tree by House Mouse. It's brand new this year. I used a little bit of red/pink Nuvo drops on the dripping candles and gold stickles glitter on the star.

Christmas Kickstart - Trees, Trees, Trees
The Holly & Ivy Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes
House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge - Anything Goes

Sunday, November 6, 2022

Christopher Robin and Pooh

One of my fave Winnie the Pooh images and it just happens to have a fence for this challenge. 

Just Us Girls - Fence

Stamp by Unity Stamp Company

Saturday, November 5, 2022

A purple pumpkin house

I sent this to my sister who turned 55 last month. 

Just Us Girls - Fence

Die cuts by Papertrey Ink